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Ever since "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" wrapped up the wildly popular series two years ago, fans and industry insiders alike have been placing bets on which of the franchise's three young stars would go on to have the biggest career in Hollywood. And so far, they've all done okay for themselves. Rupert Grint is making indies and riding around in his ice cream truck while Daniel Radcliffe has appeared in major Broadway shows and offbeat films like the Sundance fave "Kill Your Darlings." And Emma Watson? Get More »
Back in the 1980s, Harrison Ford became an international superstar by headlining two of the biggest franchises of all time, "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones." And in the '90s, it was Samuel L. Jackson who became a ubiquitous presence in just about every major blockbuster, from "Pulp Fiction" to "Die Hard with a Vengeance." So which of today's stars can boast a similar resume?
Would you believe Bill Nighy? Get More »
The "Harry Potter" LEGO video games were just okay, really, but this is what we call amazeballs.
A Seattle woman named Alice Finch conjured up about 400,000 LEGO blocks to create this gigantic and oh-so-magical rendition of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry last October and went on to win two big prizes at LEGO's BrickCon 2012. Now that she's got it pieced back together in her own home, she's opened up with a few details on just how much brick-building sorcery went into making this uber-detailed piece. Get More »
Luckily, Nebraskan songbird Mandy Maynard has combined the two, mashing up B's ground-stomping ballad, "Halo," with the story of The Boy Who Lived to make the most amazing Harry Potter parody we've heard to date. "Hallows" is basically what you'd get if Weird Al was a really pretty blonde chick in wire-rimmed glasses with a scar on her forehead. So, basically, not Weird Al at all.
While we're at it, we'd like to put it out there that if our other favorite Mandy (Ms. Moore, that is) feels like returning to music anytime soon, we'd be game. And, yes, we realize she's a Serious Actress now, but even a Mandy Moore Funny or Die original wouldn't hurt, maybe one about "The Hobbit"?
Voldemort and Harry Potter. Han Solo and Greedo. The Titanic and the iceberg. You just can't think of one without the other. But while these cinematic grudge matches have become famous over the years, one internet artist has a question for everybody: Can't we all just get along?
And based on his whimsical portraits of some of Hollywood's most famous on-screen enemies posing happily together, the answer seems to be a definite yes. Get More »
No, "Unaccompanied Minor" isn't the name of her latest film (though it does have a certain ring to it)—it's how customs agents at JFK mistakenly identified her when she flew into the airport over the Christmas holidays.
The "Harry Potter" star, who's been able to legally drink in the states for over a year at this point, revealed the incident herself through a series of Twitter posts. As reported by the New York Daily News, Watson said the agents asked where her parent or legal guardian was as she made her way through customs. She lamented, "The really sad thing is that this is not the first time this happened." Get More »
It's been a rough year. Whether you've been laid off or just laid around a bit more than you should have, you're counting quarters this holiday season.
And that's where we come in. We've rounded up 10 awesome gifts that come in under $20. And, no, we're not including any DVDs or Blu-rays in this one. Something tells us you already know your way around Amazon.com (but you can find the must-haves for the year here).
1. 'Lord of the Breeze' T-shirt
Whether you want to save Gotham City, attend a crash course at Hogwarts or just hang out with Harold and Kumar, there's something for everyone on disc this holiday season.
Many of the 10 gift items listed here include the DVD, Blu-ray and a digital copy, so the movie you buy can play on a variety of gadgets, including computers, tablets and other portable devices. To sweeten the pot, many of these sets come bundled with books, lobby cards, figurines or limited-edition packaging that make Internet piracy a cheap (and lame) imitation.
We don't know if you've been naughty this year, but any of these discs would look nice wrapped in a big bow.
Also Check Out: The 50 Must-Have Movie-Related Gifts of 2012
(Originally published on Nov. 16, 2012)
'Tis the season, y'all. And we're not just talking about colored lights and carols. We're talking about presents.
Of course, after a year filled with "The Hunger Games," "Star Wars" news and "The Hobbit" anticipation, we searched high and low for the coolest stuff from the coolest movies, including those three and loads more. And we came up with 50 things every movie lover really must have.
A "Star Trek" oven mitt? It's in here. "Lord of the Rings" cufflinks? Check. The chance to sit on Ryan Gosling's face? That too. In other words, get clickin'.
Also Check Out: The 10 Best Blu-ray & DVD Holiday Gift Ideas of 2012
(Originally published on Nov. 19, 2012)
Across the many long, winding roads that make up the information superhighway (a term that '90s-era pioneers often used to describe "the Internet"), one of the most respected of skills is the ability to make a decent mashup.
Really, where would we be if we weren't able to distract ourselves from the tedium of our workdays with little three-minute videos that incorporate footage from different sources to create one cohesive piece of satirical entertainment? No damn where, that's where. Get More »